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Aug 12, 2013 1:15am EDT
little bit over the top. maybe when we saw something at the mailbox in east texas and turned out to be someone's science project we thought it was a bomb. we scrolled, you know, actually after the world trade center and the pentagon maybe some neighborhood in texas was not going the target. and even if you are saying, you know, there's better safe than sorry. maybe the police did not -- to take after they figured out it was a school project. that's the kind of paranoia i like to spend time discussing in the book. it's easy to say look it's the great people. who believe in conspiracy theory. there are crazy folks in the book. but all sorts of every day people, people that watch c-span, people that, you know, can get seized by it at different time. we later realize that it was a little bit over the top. >> with the revelation about the nsa, the irs, in your view, should we be paranoid? >> i never want encourage to be paranoid. it's good to be scect -- i'm for good solid investigative journalism. >> what is one of your favorite conspiracists or leaders from our history? >> from our histor
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2013 12:00pm EDT
downtown dallas along with the governor of texas. they have been taken to the hospital where their condition as yet unknown. we haven't been told their condition at dallas and a downtown hotel room a group has been gathered to hear president kennedy awaiting his arrival. let's head down there now where we are on the air. >> as you can imagine there are many stories that are coming in to the actual condition of the president. one is that he is dead. this cannot be confirmed. another is that the governor is in the operating room. this we have not confirmed. the president was whisked from the scene of the attempted assassination or assassination, depending upon his condition this hour to the hospital, and the president undoubtedly in the emergency room at the hospital would be on the first floor of the apartment. we are awaiting something more officials that is of course difficult certainly to go on the reports back at the cbs newsroom in new york. we have just been advised of dallas the diffusions are being governed to president kennedy. let us recall for you now what has transpired.
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 11:00pm EDT
in west texas, some of the death and damage could have been mitigated. today for it to work, and facilities have to pay attention to the federal register. it is probably not too difficult. facilities that maintain the national associations, like the ones we will hear from later today, also have access to this information. it is unaffiliated with outliers that dot our nation's landscape of concern. many of these facilities operate in areas where the responders are volunteers do not have the access to specialized training that are necessary to respond to the explosions. i am troubled by the prospect of thousands or maybe tens of thousands of these facilities operated under the radar screen in there used to be a sense of urgency on this issue at all levels. it is essential between osha and dhs and the coast guard and state regulators and there has to be enough information available to identify those facilities that could pose a risk. that information needs to be shared. the next challenge is to ensure that dhs analyzes the facilities that provide information and gao has told us that
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 8:00pm EDT
subcommittee is meeting today to examine the west texas fertilizer plant explosion and the problem with unidentified chemical facilities. i recognize myself for an opening statement. i want to welcome everyone to today's hearing entitled west fertilizer off the grid. the problem of unidentified chemical facilities. april 17, 2013 explosion at the west texas plant at west texas was most likely not the result of terrorist activity or foul play. therefore the anti-terrorism standards, the program was not directly implicated. but the tragic incident revealed a disturbing fact about this program itself. there are thousands of facilities that handle these high-risk chemical was that have gone under the radar at the department of homeland security. i am grateful that mr. caldwell is here and i know that the gao has looked at this particular issue among others and just in the words of his report the preliminary findings of the investigation show that the explosion killed at least 14 people and injured more than 200 others. severely damaged or destroyed nearly 200 homes and three nearby sch
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2013 7:45pm EDT
because they had to get the numbers, that kind of discretion was gone. he came from texas, a registered republican, which a lot of people find surprising given what he did. his dad was a police officer. he was an outsider in terms of the police department culture. he didn't grow up in bay ridge or jamaica or south bronx. he was on the outside. he didn't have any ties here. he didn't want to be a police officer. he had been in the navy as a coreman, got out, and worked for motorolla on software chips and only moved back to new york because his mother got sick. she was very sick. she said to him -- there was an ad for police department for police recruiting ad after 9/11 said try to be a police officer. he said, oh, i don't want to do that. she finally convinced him, and he took the test, did very well, they called him immediately, and he found himself standing there in the police academy, and for the first couple years, he went along with the program. the first thing you do as a police officer is go to impact where you are sent to a high crime precinct as a rookie, and for eig
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
tell my washington colleagues, everything's bigger in texas but me. [laughter] if you can't see me, at least you can hear me. anyway, i was delighted to accept the invitation to speak before the bipartisan policy center for a couple of reasons. number one, because of the outstanding work that you have done in the housing arena and, number two, i live about three miles from here, so it took me about seven minutes to get here. anyway, the truth is as a fairly new chairman of standing committee of congress, if the truth be known, i have a number of speaking invitations that come my way. a lot of press that's interested in speaking to me, but i assure you, i do not have to work to remain humble. but because i have a lot of speaking invitations, i accept a lot of them. and at this home about three miles are here, about two months ago i was working on one of those speeches after dinner, and my wife -- who helps keep me humble -- comes into my study and says, okay, in washington you may be mr. chairman, but in dallas you're mr. dishwasher, and they're not getting any cleaner. [laughter] s
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2013 6:00am EDT
. from texas up to maryland we can use a single public but a ph.d. lawyer degree you had to go to the restroom was seldom ever cleaned. black soldiers were on the military bases as the flag flew above them. at least they were white. the monuments you couldn't buy ice cream at howard johnson, couldn't rent a room at the holiday inn. you couldn't have a tent on the lawn of the state capitals. there were no black juries in the south. when ms hill was killed, the killers were set free by the all white jury in the case of emmett till they said they knew the killer was guilty but if he had been found guilty he would have gone to the jail. we live on the racial tierney. that is the context of those times. we couldn't use a gps to go south. we had to go places we knew what churches or black colleges along the way. so first the speech was about addressing the humiliation when dr. king said one day my little children will be able to use the park. we couldn't go to the zoo or the skating rink or the swimming pool. the currency that made it rain. i dreamed we would be able to use the water founta
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2013 9:00am EDT
them to be manipulated. >> host: in corpus christi, texas, you are on booktv with dr. randall one. >> caller: was an honor to address you this morning. what i wanted to comment on was regarding your earlier comments, of your counselor's tried to redirect in the medical field. i understand where you are coming from because when i was attending power jarvis told the same chain and my daughter was told the same thing by her high school counselor when my daughter mentioned she wanted to attend the university of texas and her counselors said you would be lucky if you can get into your most public or mobile community college offended her also and now she is in her junior year at the university of texas and completed 15 hours successfully. my question is what can you tell the councilors out there that are listening, and what can you do, what can you tell them to change their way of thinking and addressing students and i hope we get to see you at the texas book fair hopefully later this year. it is an honor. >> host: what do you do for a living? >> i am a physical education coach. >> gues
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 7:00pm EDT
are in the state of texas and had nothing to do with abramoff. the justice department totally dropped it. should tom delay have been indicted by the federal government? >> guest: i can answer that because i'm not alberto gonzÁlez and i'm not jack abramoff but i will tell you this if i was indicted for going -- if i pled because i won a trip to scotland. tom went to mariano islands and jack and i didn't. the question is that an illegal trip? jack paid for tom's doctors bridal shower or baby shower. the former chief of staff received a filter billion dollars a jack abramoff into some type of foundation or some such thing. now are those indictable? i don't know. i'm not alberto gonzalez but my point is that if a jury in texas in the state in fact convicted tom delay what happened here with the justice department, these are peanut things is as jack abramoff comes to a conclusion. they can indict the end we were all indictable or we all were. were. c-span: appreciative picture be standing on saint andrews golf course i believe it is with the group and look at this picture. first of all yo
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2013 7:00pm EDT
graduate of the university of texas, black, who started her own news bureau in washington and had a hard time hunting up plans found eleanor a welcome change from her first lady predecessor, lou henry hoover. mrs. hoover had stayed so far away from the fresh that black had been forced to bribe a male colleague to reveal details of mrs. hoover's daily schedule so black could write an article for women's magazine. doug mitchell colleague who was brought and had to snoop around a secret servicemen and report back to black, similarly thurmond reported to dressing up in a single girl scout uniform and sneaking into the white house to cover a christmas party that mrs. hoover gave for a scout troop. you can see that the idea of the lenore meeting openly with women journalists was very welcome to a good number of washington women. with the greatest of pleasure thurmond and black were among the 35 who gathered for a lenore's press conference on march 6, 1933. they had a nervous first lady who knew the white house staff was very undignified to meet with the press, explain why she intended to
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 12:00pm EDT
kept me hitched in the plantations of east texas. she wanted a home, nothing fancy, and a civilized city, a house up the road in fresno or bakersfield would do, but willie patterson, her husband, kept pounding nails and boards on to that crooked hut in the middle of horn toad country, and the black people kept trickling in from oklahoma, arkansas, texas, and louisiana. they'd come looking for a place with a cotton growing a little taller and the white folks had. raised up a little nicer. they found the taller cotton. i'm not sure they found the white folks any nicer. the black oakees thought coming west they'd leave behind the racism. the sunshined more benignly on them here, but i remember a number of them telling me it was a more cruel kind of racism, smile on the face, but a dagger behind the back is how they described california. they were not allowed to live in any of the cities, not even the small towns. they were locked out. the only land available for them were these patches of ailing land. when you see the land, it's so salty, it's like it snowed there. it was the land avai
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 12:00pm EDT
her high school counselor when my daughter mentioned she wanted to attend the university of texas and her counselor told her you'll be luckive you can get into a -- your most public or local community college, which offended her also. and i'm proud to say she is in her junior year at the university of texas and just completed 15 hours very successfully. my question to you is, what can you tell the counselors out there that are listening, the ones in high school counselors, the college counselors? what can you do, tell them to change their rationale, the way of thinking in treeing students, and i hope also to say that i hope we get to see you down here at the texas book fair. hopefully later on this year. it's an honor. thank you. >> host: javier, beautiful we let you go, what do you do for a living? >> i am a physical education coach. >> host: thank you very much. >> guest: okay. first of all. i do want to say that community colleges serve a very important purpose in our society. they're great. but as far as counselors, particularly high school counselors are concerned, recognize that
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2013 2:00pm EDT
with someone named tamerlan tsarnaev now let's make it to bob smith who lives in texas and is reported to be an anti-government guy. the interview him and he says i am a loyal american. i'd just like my guns. i would never do anything bad. they closed the investigation and the police say you might want to keep your eye on him because he has a lot of guns. do you think people in the congress might have a problem with that? so we have to realize that we could increase the safety net that we have but it has implications for what the state and local authorities do and how that potentially and hinges upon the civil liberties and how we want to live our life independent of the officials investigations. >> i would completely agree with mike on this and the problem as the observations are made that we have the advantage of hindsight and i think that one lesson is our collection capabilities the way that we are able to collect information has increasing so that almost inevitably when something happens when we had something like a boston marathon attack we are going to be able to look back and f
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2013 8:00am EDT
. >> next, some c-span through to the white house 2016 coverage. this is from new hampshire where texas senator ted cruz spoke recently about economic growth and defunding the health care law. senator cruz is reportedly considering a run for president in 2016. the discussion was held at the home of a former u.s. diplomat in dublin new hampshire. the senator is introduced financial center kelly ayotte and to show as much of this as we can before the white house briefing start. out of scheduled for 12:30 p.m. eastern. >> thank you. hank you so much. i am deeply honored to be here tonight, especially with joe who was with me. i want to thank -- thanks, joe. [applause] you know, when i look at ambassador and augustine, everything that they've done for the party, and again time and time again hosting this event, their activism, we are just so blessed to have great americans like a gust of and joe. thank you so much, both of you, ambassador. wonderful. [applause] and i want to thank our party chairman, jennifer horn, for her dedication. [applause] for her tenacity. she does not back down from
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2013 10:00am EDT
in texas, to start talking about the state rivalry and making fun of california but apparently that was done. i guess the only thing we're hoping is that now that you're, now that your governor is retiring that he will spend next two years trying to get university of southern california usc, judy, usc, the university of south dallas. so please don't let that happen. so yes, we did a report about a year ago funded by the knight foundation called citizen kane which is a really great title for those of us my age, when you tell young people said something, what does that mean? but what we looked at was what would the gains in particular just for naturalization. an interesting thing was for those who are nerds, we tried to control for english and with ability, reasons of migration speak you can find this by using the words announced. spent i'm an economist. i feel naked without a regression. basically we try to control for everything that should explain difference between citizen and noncitizen immigrants, and we still found that citizens made about eight to 11% more than noncitizens sim
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 8:00pm EDT
it was. >> guest: columbia researchers found a case in texas it's almost certainly in the mistake in execution. opponents of capital punishment are often challenged, you know, find us a real case. find us a truly innocent person who was executed. it's probably -- the case in texas is probably it. a case of eye witness testimony gone wrong. it it's a case of people being in the wrong place at the wrong time. when you look at the man who was executed and the man who was now presumed guilty of the crime side by side in photographs so you a hard time telling the difference. our book doesn't take aned a have -- advocacy position. it's not a book for or against capital punishment. the goal of the book is to show you the question. we come to the conclusion how the system doesn't work, but we're not here to tell you whether or not capital punishment is right or wrong. >> guest: young the risk of executing the innocent has drawn strange reaction from some of the justices. see, look, be good -- it might help your cause if you point one. we can assume -- looking at the statistics and even then
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 11:15am EDT
black, a phi beta kappa graduate of the university of texas. lacked, start her own news bureau in washington and had a hard time hunting of clients found eleanor a welcome change from her first lady predecessor, lou henry hoover. mrs. hoover had state so far away from the press that black had been forced to bribe a male colleague to reveal some details of mrs. hoover's daily schedule so blac black could write an are for women's magazine. and the male colleague who's bribed and had to snoop around among the secret service men and report back to black. similarly, firm and had to resort to dressing up in a girl scout uniform and sneaking into the white house. to cover a christmas party that mrs. hoover gave for a scout troop. you can see that the idea of eleanor meeting openly with women journalists was very welcome to a good number of these washington women. .. as what goes on politically in the legislative national life and also what the social and personal life is at the white house. now, it must have been so gratifying for these women who were paid less than male journalists and
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2013 9:30am EDT
they're not interested in these projects, but they go to west texas, arizona in the 1940s, parts of new mexico, the arid west, these are dry parts of america, these can be irrigated, roosevelt really did believe parts of the united states could be a model for the middle east. and whether he is meeting with the shah of iran in december of 43 or king farouk in february '45, he is constantly bringing of four stations. how many trees he planted estimate how many plant in his life, he flew over the middle east when he was leaving the tehran conference, he was surprised power era the middle east was. everyone should be involved in a big civilian conservation corps campaign to plant trees in the middle east to get their topsoil rooted and -- some of these arab leaders, he ruled over 1 paved road, so talk to him about these massive infrastructure projects, the american said we can bring a new deal to the middle east, we can develop the middle east, this will be part of the plan of reciprocity. here is where they ran into a big problem. the american critique, the british had sided with most
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 8:45pm EDT
the end of texas that would be a foreign territory. it would not be part of the united states. in fact, the united states would have no real access to either the atlantic or the caribbean, except for a narrow path from baltimore north as far as boston. that is not a very good water anyway. all the sudden the great atlantic coast of the united states is narrowed to a point where it can easily blockaded. everything has to be funneled through there. it doesn't mean the united states collapse under the own weight. it means the united states would no longer have anywhere near the presence in the western hemisphere in term of dealing british intervention or french intervention. i remind my readers in 18 5eu6r, the french had troops technically it was the max in mexico and my theory is that had the south won the civil war, the french would stayed in mexico, and the british would expanded their influence around the caribbean, and what became for the last half of the 19th and 20th century the caribbean as american leg dominated by the big north american state. it wouldn't be there. it would be
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 7:30pm EDT
, texas, or michigan. that's bumping down kids who are normally going those schools to second-tier school. you have a trickle down in college as well. as private school becomes too companyive. and the worst case scenario. everybody is fearing that i'll get really sick because i'm uninsured or underinsured. even if you have, you know, an hmo at the time. 209% you have to kick in will wreck me financially. so we're up to the 1990s. there's very little cause to be optimistic at the point. we have george bush i. basically picks up are reagan left it. we have a recession in the early '90s. a lot are paying off the debt we accumulate in thed 1980 because we spent so much money. that's not good either. we have a new threat. outsourcing in a big way. at love jobs are going overseas. more bad news. the media focus on what they call the downsize middle class white worker. the worker is angry that protected minority are getting preferential treatment. .. even if you are not poor unemployed work the barely making ends meet if you aren't a lower class in the middle 90s. it's not surprising that
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 11:00pm EDT
itself on to a vessel and shipped it to the port in texas and that literally began the history of containers and as we see now as much as possible because of the economics of that type of transportation is moved by container on these large vessels. >> host: what is your background in this industry and international trade? >> guest: i've been with the association since 1985 and when the call were called in earlier from wyoming my background has been international trade even before working with the association i was at the national coal association in wyoming to get a sense of the coal production and it's certainly one of our key exports internationally so involved in international trade and u.s. competitiveness in the world market for over 30 years. >> host: and george of is to talk with federal officials and we talk about the competition for shuttle dollars from the ports. how much money are we talking about the ports getting from the federal government? >> guest: the ports themselves as i mentioned are investing about $9 billion a year. they are investing the lion share which is
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 12:00pm EDT
freeport texas. good morning you are on the washington journal. >> guest: everyday the rich zero leal executives sell 40 million gallons of gasoline and diesel to foreign countries. every day by over a million barrels of crude oil. we don't want to say a word about it. why is it you don't want to talk about energy experts? i think we should approve the pipeline as far as oklahoma so that it's easy to sell to americans and hard to sell to foreigners. we should ban the sale of gasoline be sold. thank you. >> guest: i personally think exports are a good and healthy for our economy. they create jobs, too tebeau i want to make sure that for the keystone pipeline perspective that the oil transported from canada to that pipeline does stay in the united states. the reality is that it goes to as many as six or seven refineries from kansas, oklahoma, texas to louisiana. there is no doubt the vast majority of not 100% of the gasoline will be distributed within the united states and not put on. but there have been -- we do export diesel because we don't use it like europe does so we have had
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2013 10:00am EDT
outbreak, we were very fortunate to be able to help our colleagues in texas, i think last year, there were about 5, 6,000 cases of west nile. about a third of them actually occurred, anybody from dallas? no takers. lucky for you. about a third of the cases last year occurred in dallas. we were able to use public health preparedness resources to help them with mosquito spraying and abatement efforts. example there. same thing you heard about the boston marathon, how we in conjunction with our partners the hospital preparedness program were able to get the community ready for that bombing and other such events. i could go on with sandy and influenza a, but just examples, this isn't abstract. this is what is going on in your communities every day to make sure that you're protected from public health threats. this is to give you the reality of the situation of what's happened to public health funding within your state and local health departments over the last decade. and, maybe coming off your comment i would like platinum level public health for all americans if we can arrange that movi
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 6:00am EDT
inexcusable. gloria swanson, one of the things i've found is i went to austin, texas, to see their gloria swanson papers. you know, i teach thd students. i'm probably the only historian who has made the trip to austin, texas, which has these great archives including the lbj library, to look at the gloria swanson papers. endemic lori swanson papers i found her hand written notes that she gave her, whoever wrote her autobiography. the autobiography had none of this stuff, and the autobiography was written without much participation. remember when, who was a? wilt chamberlain or charles barkley for some and was asked, was it pashtun was a berkeley? yeah, he was asked what's this doing in your biography? in the autobiography. he said i don't know, i haven't read it yet last night lori swanson, gloria swanson in these handwritten notes said that she tried during and after her affair with joe to figure out how to get out of catholic who went to confession and went to mass -- devout catholic, could cheat on his wife like this. and she said, and gloria wise, you know, had her own prejudices. didn
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 11:00pm EDT
separated in different agencies. if i could use the analogy, i played football at southeast texas. it's almost like we had a team of football players running around on the field with no coach and what 9/11 not only the kind -- commission did find was because we didn't have agencies on the home team we needed a quarterback and that is what the whole world with the department of homeland security is, to bring together all the different agencies that have equities in defending the homeland into one team in under one coach. i think the size of the organization candidly should be shocking. all of us taking every one of those pieces that were there already and bringing them in for better coordination. >> host: gatesvilgatesvil le texas independent line with chad sweet ceo in co-founder of the chertoff group that formerly with the department of homeland security and the cia. >> caller: we always made -- the problem is you all stopped making one or two things that you are taking and putting the whole country -- you keep referring to people going through an intersection with a stop sign. [inaudi
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2013 8:30pm EDT
, murder incorporated. who came from texas and supposedly involved in murders down there. there were those kinds of mobsters designated by the press and law enforcement who became our founding fathers. these who were the fellows who gave the money to build the beautiful catholic churches we had and the synagogue. they were our philanthropists. they were responsible for shaping las vegas to a legitimate city. and they get member of the year award from the various civic organization and deserved it because they left whatever issue behind. there was another kind of mobster that people didn't know about. they were disclosed in the wiretap. these were fellow if you knew them, they were the most legitimate business vies -- guys in the world. they ran the casino. they were 100%. paid the taxes, the whole works. then we found out in listening to the tapes and seeing the going through the trial they weren't what they peered to be. they were hidden owners. working for hayden owners which was illegal of the casino. and, you know, they didn't hurt anybody. one thing i will say, in all the years
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 8:00pm EDT
confederacy into. suddenly texas, arkansas louisiana is cut away. you can't get there anymore. so all their supplies, all the food and all the manpower is coming from the mississippi through the confederacy coming eastbound. it doesn't happen anymore. they can't cross the river. big union controls the river. the other thing is vicksburg is a rail hub. the railroad coming from the east stops at the river in vicksburg and from there it points west -- from points west that stops. now the union army controls the railroad and they cut it off. you can't underestimate the power of rivers and roberts during the civil war. they didn't have interstate highways. they didn't have trucks. these rivers and railroads and the union army by capturing vicksburg stops all of that and the whole part of the country. the other part of this is now the mississippi river is wide open for the union army to use and the union navy to use to transport material meant food equipment, so whatever they need and to the south trade it very definitely is the beginning to the end for the confederacy and a lot of people i
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
concerns of so many that are crying for freedom, whether it's the women in texas and virginia, the workers in wisconsin lately certainly in michigan. how are you thinking about, how do we have a narrative that links up the justice peace to economics? >> again, you're getting me all the easy questions. [laughter] yeah, that's a really tough question. and i think, again, we have to go back to the broad vision that a. philip randolph had. you know, and for him, you know, the issue of, i mean come it was interconnected, right? the issue of the exclusion of black workers from defense industry was both a racial justice issue and and economic justice issue. you couldn't separate them. and i think many of, as i said before, many of the struggles that we are facing today are connected to the economic inequality that we are seeing. are connected to the disempowerment of the american public, in many ways. i mean, again, to go all of off-topic, off the central topic, i mean with president obama's recent attempt to get gun control legislation. we had the majority of the public in support of som
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm EDT
texas. and that literally began the history of containerrization. as we see now as much cargo as possible because of the economic of the type of transportation is moved by container on these large vessels. >> host: what is your background in this -- in this industry and international trade? >> guest: i've been with the port's association since 1985, actually before that. i noted when the caller called earlier from wyoming, my background has been in international trade even before working with the port association. i was with the national -- [inaudible] visited a mine in wyoming to gate sense of the coal production. and coal is certainly one of our key export internationally. it involved in international trade and u.s. competitiveness in the world market for over thirty years. >> and your job as the port association is to be talking to the federal official. we talk about the competition for federal dollar from the port. how much money are we talking about that ports are getting from the federal government? >> unfortunately not what is necessary. the port themselves, as i mentioned
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 7:00am EDT
from the los angeles times festival of books, campus of usc. mike's in fort worth, texas. hi, mike. >> caller: how's it going, larry? my -- pretty good. i'm a african-american democrat, but i agree with you one of the big problems in the african-american community is lack of fathers in the house. but i think, larry, when you say that, you kind of come off kind of harsh on black people. now, what's the reason behind the lack of a lot of fathers being in the house, drinking or in prison? well, back -- this is my belief. back in the '30s and '40s black people were lawyers, they had their own businesses like your father had that restaurant. today had, they were dentists -- they had, they were dentists, we had a lot of grocery stores because there was segregation, and we couldn't go to white places, so we had to become plumbers, our dentists, doctors and physicians. well, for the last 56 years there hasn't been, there hasn't been -- black youngsters haven't seen, haven't been able to go to the black dentist say like in the '30s or '40s or to a grocery store that's owned by black people
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2013 8:00pm EDT
was seeing him quite a lot until the last three months when he went to texas to be with therapy and never got well enough to come back. in those intervals i did not see him much. c-span: lets go back to nih. how big is the campus? >> guest: it's an amazing place. it's about 320 acres in bethesda maryland. on that campus there are about 17,000 people. amazing people. five or 6000 imap doctoral degrees and they are experts in him everything you can think of from every aspect of the six lanes to the clinical research. we also have on the campus the largest research hospital in the world conquest, 240 beds and the people in that hospital are there because they are part of the clinical trial approach to understand the disease that we currently don't have a good answer for. but again will that's an amazing place a minority of the funds that nih is responsible for get spent there. the best maturity, 85% go out in our grants to the best and brightest at stanford or university of illinois or massachusetts general hospital or all over the country where those visionary things are happening. we
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Aug 13, 2013 11:00pm EDT
george w. bush was the governor of texas they had a long affiliation and we are really delighted that he has developed such innovative and attractive materials to understand. i think it really does help the there's a lot of visual presentation of the lessons of iraq and the very complicated story of funding what didn't work so well and how we can do better the next time. so, we have invited stuart bowen to make his presentations first. we will then turn to jim schear who finished his second tour as assistant secretary with responsibility for the civility operations in his earlier career kube is a research scholar at the national defense university, director of research and works throughout his career on the questions of the stabilization and reconstruction including at the u.n. and some of the post cold war success stories in cambodia, the balkans and elsewhere. so how did stuart bowen, what kind of responses were there broadly in the pentagon in the interagency community and his own reflections on what would be the right tools or the right mechanisms to respond to the post conflict envi
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Aug 27, 2013 10:00am EDT
ruled away what happened. the attorney general of texas did not take time to read the decision before he announced he would implement legislation that had been declared discriminatory by a three judge panel of the federal courts. we saw north carolina move swiftly in order to pass draconian retrodepressive antidemocratic legislation. here is what is good. attorney general holder acted swiftly too. @ing resolve and resolve of the justice department to use remaining provisions of the vote rights act to protect democracy, and then private counsel like the advancement project and many, many others already mobilizing to use state constitutional provisions, federal provisions, voting rights act to protect democracy. we need new strengthened armies of lawyers, new strengthened armies of activists, and we have to elevate the idea that we cannot allow the clock not turned back to ' 63, but this is a turn back to the old grandfather clause, and the old literacy test, a turn back to the kind of provision that happened in the post reconstruction period the late 1890s constitutional convention. we ha
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Aug 12, 2013 2:00pm EDT
texas, this is the supposition, but texas has that kind of free enterprise mentality that some of these states like california don't. .. and it's really an amazing phenomenon, they've got taken over those occupations. past events and job placement? probably. used to be whites and blacks that have those jobs. now they're going to eastern europeans. when you look, there was a "washington post" a big story on this, they were saying -- they interviewed a lot of these people which most of them were very new immigrants. some had just arrived. i just thought it was fascinating, the attitude of these immigrants. several of them told this reporter the great thing about america is there's all these jobs. that's not something americans think, like there's all these jobs. the other thing on these immigrants said was, the other great thing about america is that if you work hard you can get ahead in this country. >> i was here in texas a month or two ago, and it was a small business, just one little taxi come and the driver was an immigrant. i asked him about his experience when he came to amer
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Aug 12, 2013 8:00am EDT
texas to address the reserve component. and we are stressing three things. first of all, the real emphasis on the east coast training at every level, both in the entry level training and then continuing our pme and the list of officers to talk about expected conduct and the ethos of being a warrior and treating everyone with fairness and dignity. the last thing is we are taking a hard look at being able to harden the target if you will by getting the supervision back on the reserve component, getting supervision into the places like hotels where they spend their time during the drill weekends to ensure the proper level supervision is there and that you ensure the folks that would come in and do harm are identified quickly and separated just as quickly. >> the navy is doing the same thing as the marine corps. we are very much into the barracks come in to where our sailors are on the drill weekend and throughout the week. we found that about 50% of the reports have to do with alcohol, and so we are pushing a campaign of keep what you alone. basically you don't keep the rink that you
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Aug 17, 2013 4:30pm EDT
perspectives, i hope, enrich the readers here in north texas. i mean, that's how i see it. it's -- one thing i promised parents was i would never cover drug trafficking. we lived on the border in el paso, and that was something you knew not to touch or mess around with because it could come back and bite you. by the early -- after the president and george w. bush relationship, after 9/11, the immigration policy was not going anywhere. i decided best thing for me was to get back to mention -- mexico. there was industry changes. the economic crisis affected us, and i was basically had no other choice other than cover drug trafficking because it was the big story. it's, i think, like many mexicans, i had tried to look away or not really -- not really look at the monster, you know, face-to-face. after that incident, after that, i covered various stories and saw how deep the penetration was. from that point on, i mean, i didn't look back. it is a personal story. it's a personal memoir and gorpny, but i hope that enriches the reader in many ways. >> ambassador, how do you feel about how mexico has
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Aug 17, 2013 11:00pm EDT
a domestic in texas and security job into california plant. in chicago, fannie curry and hattie alexander went to work for the illinois central railroad. they shuttle's cinders and slung pits. eddie murphy phillips was a journalist working for the family newspaper, the baltimore afro-american. she became the first female oversees war correspondent when she traveled to europe in 1844. after getting sick she reported from her hospital bed as black soldiers came to her bedside to tell their stories. will the brown held the commercial pilot license and a -- certificacertifica te. can you imagine how unusual that was in the late 30s? she taught aviation classes for the new deals wpa the works progress of bennister asian with her husband willa established the school of aeronautics and she can't go. at the school they trained pilots, the school was open to men of any race and men who completed training could take the exam and qualify for training with the u.s. army air forces. even some of the instructors have been trained at willis school, many by her. none of these women that discrim
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Aug 21, 2013 7:30pm EDT
incarceration. they were in texas justifying. georgia has cut that they're spending. it arkansas's closing jails. 10 years ago we were talking about three strikes and everything else. there is a meeting of the minds and the wallets here because if you want to cut government spending a great place to do it with nonviolent offenders. it is possible. there are a lot of sensible people out there in the middle. they just need to be spoken to and nudged. the. >> i think we have to remember the reason they don't want people to vote because they're afraid people are going to vote for their own interests and i believe that the issue of incarceration, tomas incarceration has a lot to do with the privatization of the prison system. people are making -- it's a business. people are making huge profits from folks in jail. >> one of the things that you just said, we have to remember that we want to use that money to educate them and that is one of the things that people are doing when the states want to get the money back. but they are not talking about what they are going to use the money for. and i think edu
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Aug 29, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. >> host: goldway in texas next independent line. >> caller: whenever there is money available parasites going to be fraud and it's important to note and be aware of. i'm a single mother and my oldest son is now in his second year at the university. the pell grants he is receiving and it was virtually impossible for him to receive the education that he is able to get and i think while you temper the aspect of fraud to avoid situation i think it's important to remain -- to the fact that there are those that would have not -- not have the opportunity for a quality education. >> guest: yes, sir would agree with you and it's really the interest of my office ultimately is to make sure that the money is going for the students who need it for an education and not to students or not students at all but really want that money for their own personal purposes and that no intention of trying to achieve an education. >> host: 202585388 for democrats and two with zero to eight -- for independents and you are receiving aids and we want to get your thoughts. what was the thing that clued you i
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Aug 18, 2013 7:30am EDT
team texas law. instead of bureaucrats who say to change your doing this, they send us what team to scare everyone. we now see s.w.a.t raid. i read about this in the nicest part of virginia. it was done under alcohol inspection. i said someone along and this was actually a drug investigation, but they didn't have enough evidence to get a search warrant for the sunset debris that somebody from the regulatory agency evinces and alcohol spec should even that they are prepared to s.w.a.t team to enforce it. the guy who owned the bar brought a federal lawsuit in federal court of appeals said there's nothing that reasonable about running a s.w.a.t team to enforce regulatory the college is also terrified. and within the outcome of florida, the police suspected drug activity going on a barber shops. they didn't have enough evidence to get a search warrant on the civic audit state occupational licensing board who sent an inspector industry licensure inspections to make sure propers were properly licensed to cut hair. there were 37 or 47 and all but three were arrested for bribery without a l
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Aug 11, 2013 6:00pm EDT
the university of texas where i give my ph.d. in philosophy and went to the jobs bulletin board and the only thing that there was a notice from the department of labour about minimum wage and what you are entitled to. it didn't look so promising not there. so i saw a student walked by and i said how are you doing and they said fine. i did my ph.d. here? they said how is it working out? i have a radio show. i said that's good on that dialogue i hope this. anyway, we talk a lot about the jobs in the book because they are the jobs that are very much worth at and they are the course of study at least at the present is quite worth that. we based some of the conclusions we came up with in the book on the return on investment findings on the pay scale from the year 2012 to 2013 the numbers are up, too and this has shown that this pattern continues. the top ten institutions giving you a return on investment are all technical institutions or institutions that emphasize or have a very strong presence in science technology engineering and math. i mentioned the colorado school of mind at the te
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Aug 17, 2013 10:30am EDT
mentioned several very conservative senators, these senators are from kentucky, utah, texas, generally the most conservative senators are conservative states and the most conservative congressmen are from rural districts. i think realistically if the republican party is going to be a more limited government party as we're talking about, you're going to start having more senators from purple states and congressmen from suburban districts that are elected and limited government candidates. but typically in these more urban or suburban districts or purple states you're not going to have the more conservative candidates winning in primaries. so i'm just concerned how realistic is that to expect the party to truly be taken over by more limited government candidates? >> sure. that definitely is a major challenge because what we've seen really since the rise of the conservative movement with the founding of national review in 1955 and some events before that, we've really only had two movement conservatives nominated for president by the republican party. we had barry goldwater in
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Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
from texas who sits on that committee and he said the tax code is four times the size with none of the good news. it's a pretty good summary. >> yes, it is. >> in your opinion, if a presidential candidate made that a major point, would it carry anything? >> yes, i think it would. and whenever things that the tax system is fair. it's always been an issue that resonates with america. taxes were one of the reasons that we declared our independence in the first place. we thought we ought to have a direct say in it, which we did. i think it is a major, you know, after her. i think you're going to see it more particularly if congress cannot act in the next couple of years, in this divided situation. i suspect whoever is running for president will make it a major issue. the last time that we had really important tax stuff, ronald reagan was president. he ran on what was called camp rock, it was lowering the rates 90. another part of it out in the tax reform act of 1986. helped to get him elected and reelected. help to unlock the prosperity of the 1980s. so we need to change the tax system
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Aug 5, 2013 12:00pm EDT
state lawmaker who filibustered the texas senate for 10 hours to block an antiabortion bill will be at the press club in washington, d.c. randy davis will talk about the political climate in texas and future political plans. see her comments life. warner: eastern on c-span. >>> live at 7:30 the new jersey democratic candidates debate. corey booker faces congressman rush holt and frank pallone and state assembly member, sheila oliver. that is 7:30 on c-span. all this week at 7:00 eastern on c-span2, on core, q&a. charles bold o.w.n. talks about his duties as an astronaut and current duties leading the world's largest space agency. >> i've been pushing for this in the senate that we would move cybersecurity legislation. it is big, it is complicated. that word cybersecurity means different things to different people but we need to get this done. as hard as it is for me to say the house has done something right, i'm teasing about that, they're fine, but they have actually passed some of this and i think that we ought to look at what they have done and certainly if we want to take a stab
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Aug 8, 2013 9:00am EDT
state of texas in the last five years. and roughly a million lost jobs in california. that's amazing but, in fact, one of the points that we are writing a book on this is what we're seeing is one of the great wealth transfers in american history, geographically, from states like california that don't get it right. my home state of illinois is another example in states that do get it right like texas. this is one reason to be very bullish on the future of texas. the interesting thing also is texas and california are the two highest immigration states. one of the interesting things is that texas does a much, much better job in my opinion of economically assimilate in immigrants so that they are successful. telephone is much more of a welfare state. it in dr. mays immigrants into the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas in my opinion for jobs. people go to california for welfare. so you're saying i think the different economic outcomes as a result of this. texas is the mall the other states should be emulating. >> the immigration discussion continue
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Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm EDT
you to new hampshire for remarks from texas senator, ted cruz. delivering the e keynote at the fund-raiser hosted by the new hampshire republican party. senator cruz, reportedly considering a presidential run will be introduced by new hampshire senator. that's live friday at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >>> early on, you know, we said we have -- okay we have the land. we have to put some thing on it or maybe not. it was an open-ended what do we do with it. everyone wanted a say in that. quickly -- leaders promised a public process to receive public input to generate a master plan. at the same time that was going on; however, like i said you had before the developer who won the lease and the port authority. they believed in the importance of the commercial space that was destroyed. they wanted to make sure that lower manhattan remained an international financial hub. they believed that in order to remain that reputation they had to rebuild all the commercial space. >> the controversy over the rebuilding on the site of the world trade center. elizabeth green span on the "battle for gr
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Aug 11, 2013 1:15pm EDT
went a little over-the-top. you know, maybe when we saw some thing in a mailbox in east texas and this is a true story that turned out to be a science project, but we thought it was a bomb. after the world trade center and the pentagon, may be said would not be the preferred target. even if you say it's better safe than sorry, maybe the police did not meet after they figured out it was a project to confiscate it just in case. that's the kind of paranoia that to spend time discussing in the book because it is some name that's easy to say that the crazy people who believe in conspiracy theories. there are some crazies in not book. all stories of everyday people who watch c-span. people can get different times and made her realize it was a little bit over the top. >> host: with the revelations about the nsa, irs come in your view should we be paranoid? >> guest: i never want to encourage people to be paranoid because that's a clinical term. it is certainly good to be skeptical and suspicious a lot of the time. i am all for good, solid investigative journalism is grounded in facts and
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Aug 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
west nile outbreak we were very fortunate to be able to help our colleagues in texas. i think last year there were about five or 6,000 cases of west nile. about one-third of them actually occurred -- anybody from dallas? no takers. lucky for you. about one-third of the cases occurred in dallas. we were able to use the public health preparedness resources to help them with mosquito spray in the basement efforts. so an example there, same thing you've already heard about the boston marathon and how we in conjunction with our partners in the hospital preparedness program were able to get the community ready for that bombing and other such events. i could go along with c ante and influenza. but just examples that this isn't abstract. this is what is going on in your communities every day to make sure that you are protected from public health threats. this is to give you a reality of the situation of what happened to the public health funding within your state and local health departments over the last decade. and going off of your comment, i would like to have platinum level hold for a
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Aug 16, 2013 8:00pm EDT
, texas. you're on booktv. >> caller: i really love booktv. i hear most of what you're saying, but you talked about the truth out. you talked about older culturalism. >> i would like to say that i don't know if they are really a universal truth. but i do know that people have the right to express the culture and humanity. but what we may call it a universal truth. it includes a consideration of the truth. especially when they say that the social workers -- not a [inaudible] tomie where you are getting this definition. >> guest: it is a question, it is not that i ever base my view of this -- we cannot say that any culture is better than another. but i have heard this for a quarter of a century over and over again. and i've heard it said in the context of the whole range of events that have happened. it seems to me that is the conclusion that i have come to. and i quite agree. different people have different understandings of what multiculturalism is. i've been talking about it in way that i understand it to be the case. some people take it to mean something quite different. so i always
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Aug 6, 2013 8:00pm EDT
court this past term also decided an affirmative action case from the university of texas, in which affirmative action survived by a hair. i am persuaded that by that the decision the supreme court is setting up the law to strike down racial diversity as a compelling justification for race conscious affirmative action programs. but taken together i think we can say three things about each of those events or images, each of which offers us an approach on to the state of black politics in the united states today. about that supreme court decision in his opinion for the court, the chief justice, justice roberts says it's something that i do not think could have been set 50 years ago and would not have been set 50 years ago by a member of the u.s. supreme court. there is a moment in the opinion in which he frankly admits that racial discrimination in american life, particularly here in the voting excess and goes on to say no one denies that. yet by the end of the opinion, what he has given us is a legal judgment, the reading of the constitution, which effectively says racial discriminat
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